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Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Found it!

We found out what caused Alex to become so sick. It is an infection called clostridium difficile or c-diff. It is an infection of the colon and often the normal gut flora get eradicated by using an antibiotic, which Alex was on for his bacilia cereous. The c-diff is present in your colon and when the flora is gone the c-diff colonizes and causes really bad gastrointestinal pains and diarrhea. Well Alex had gone potty soooooo much that he was dehydrated and that made him very sick. So he has been on the new antibiotics to kill the bacteria that all started with an antibiotic. Yeah, crazy. He is doing better and I can tell he is, because he can finally rest more comfortably. We just need to keep an eye out for the rest of us so we don't get it because it is contagious. Any way I will be glad when they move us to the floor which they have talked about happening tomorrow.....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad they've found the cause and know how to fix it. I love PCMC! I hope Alex continues to get rest and can come home soon!!

Praying for you,
Joni

Angie said...

Hey Brynn:
C-Diff is some nasty stuff. My niece Allysha has had it a couple of times and it was not fun! I am praying for Alex and your family!

Linda Luthi said...

I am ssssoooooo glad that Alex is going better and that they were able to identify the problem. Some pretty sweet pictures from the other day. Hope that Alex will be able to go home soon again. Love you all!

Jennifer said...

How about let's have some amazing Alex days from here on out?!:-) We sure do love yall and pray for Baby Alex constantly... the prayers go... bless Hunter and Jordyn and Abdissa and Ethiopia and Baby Alex and Baby Chloe...AMEN! Now, imagine that said in unison by Jackson and McKay... I hope that yall know my babies love you as much as we do.

Terry said...

Thank Heavens for PCMC!!! I was really glad to hear that things were going better. And that they were able to find out what was going on. I think he has had enough, now it is time for him to rest and get better!! We love you guys!!

Quinney Family said...

Tell Alex that there are easier ways to see the great PICU nurses again. I think sometimes the withdrawals are from the meds and from the nurses! Hug on Alex for us!! In leiu of flowers, please send hand sanitizer to the Homers!!

The Quinney's

Mike,Rebecca & Brinley Patton said...

I'm not much into flowers but I have noticed that Sam's Club has the BIG gallon size hand sanitizer....I know that this experience has been scary but it seems to be the path that these special kids all take,they seem to get sick quick and easy try and do your very best to protect Alex and we will continue to pray for his speedy recovery.I think that the PCMC telethon starts this weekend...Anyone reading this please support the hospital that does so much for our kids.

Mike,Rebecca & Brinley Patton

Nora Mair said...

Brynn
I told you I'd read the whole thing and I did. What a wild ride and it doesn't look like it's slowing down anytime soon. Best of luck to you and your little family. You all are fighters with a lot of faith. My prayers are with you. Nora